The top 10 beauties & most talented Spanish actresses

by samcoltart | created - 18 Apr 2013 | updated - 18 Apr 2013 | Public

Some of the best, curtesy of España. Gracias!!

1. Penélope Cruz

Actress | Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Known outside her native country as the "Spanish enchantress", Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in Madrid to Eduardo Cruz, a retailer, and Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser. As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercials for her family's amusement, but she decided to ...

2. Maribel Verdú

Actress | El laberinto del fauno

Maribel Verdú was born on October 2, 1970 in Madrid, Spain as María Isabel Verdú Rollán. She is an actress, known for Snow White (2012), Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and Y Tu Mamá También (2001). She is the older sister of twins Marina and Carlota and she has been married to Pedro Larrañaga...

3. Carlotta Elektra Bosch

Actress | Catching Fireflies

Carlotta Elektra Bosch was born in Barcelona to a Castilian mother and a Catalan father. One a Designer and the other an Architect and Professor of Art in the University of Girona. Carlotta is the youngest of two siblings, her brother is a Landscape-Architect and Entrepreneur. After her birth the ...

4. Elena Anaya

Actress | La piel que habito

Spanish actress Elena Anaya impressed the critics with her performance in Sex and Lucía (2001).

Elena was born in Palencia, Spain, on July 17th, 1975. An active child, she excelled in karate and mountain climbing. By the time she was 17 Elena knew that she wanted to channel her energy into ...

5. Pilar López de Ayala

Actress | Juana la Loca

Pilar López de Ayala was born on September 18, 1978 in Madrid, Spain as María del Pilar López de Ayala Arroyo. She is an actress, known for Mad Love (2001), Intruders (2011) and Medianeras (2011).

6. Bárbara Lennie

Actress | Petra

Bárbara Lennie was born on April 20, 1984 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as Bárbara Lennie Holguín. She is an actress, known for Petra (2018), Todos lo saben (2018) and La enfermedad del domingo (2018).

7. Leonor Watling

Actress | The Oxford Murders

Leonor Watling was born on July 28, 1975 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as Leonor Elizabeth Ceballos Watling. She is an actress, known for The Oxford Murders (2008), My Life Without Me (2003) and A mi madre le gustan las mujeres (2002).

8. Marta Etura

Actress | Mientras duermes

Marta Etura was born on October 28, 1978 in Donostia-San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, País Vasco, Spain as Marta Etura Palenzuela. She is an actress, known for Mientras duermes (2011), Celda 211 (2009) and La vida que te espera (2004).

9. Verónica Echegui

Actress | The Cold Light of Day

Verónica Echegui was born on June 16, 1983 in Madrid, Spain as Verónica Fernández de Echegaray. She is an actress, known for The Cold Light of Day (2012), Yo soy la Juani (2006) and Katmandú, un espejo en el cielo (2011).

10. Ariadna Gil

Actress | El laberinto del fauno

Born in January, 1969, she's the daughter of August Gil Matamala, a prestigious lawyer. Grew up studying singing, dancing and the violin. She even appeared occasionally singing with her two brothers in their banda named "Matamala". At 17, she appeared on the cover of an avant-garde Catalonian ...



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